WASHINGTON (PNN) - July 20, 2020 - Grant S. comments at the post, This would be the most dangerous thing about a Biden victory in November:
I am curious about what is the better of two terrible options this time around. Even though I had a visceral preference for Donald Trump as compared to Hillary Clinton, I think time has proved that Trump's election has proved worse for liberty than hers ever could have been.
That said, I am curious about this election. Strictly speaking, if it comes to just Trump vs Joe Biden, I think a similar recommendation will hold, in that a cronyist like Biden is preferable for taking wind out of the sails of the socialist ascendancy we're seeing, but the problem I'm increasingly imagining is that Biden is just a placeholder for the Vice President he chooses, and she will probably replace him inside of the first term, if not the first year. So what are the preferences when it comes to Trump v Warren, Trump v Harris, Trump v ???
Both choices are absolutely terrible. But at this early point I am leaning towards Trump being the best option.
Biden would be extremely dangerous out of the gate. It is not just that he may not make it through an entire four-year term but as best I can tell he is surrounded by extreme Left advisors who would immediately start implementing any radical Left programs they could get away with.
If he chooses Elizabeth Warren as his vice-presidential candidate that would be the signal a Biden regime would be extremely destructive. She is power-hungry and not interested in promoting crony deals other than ones that would advance her power goals. She is probably the most dangerous high-profile politician in Amerika today, even worse than AOC.
If Biden picks Kamala Harris or Susan Rice, either would be terrible but they strike me as both being more on the make and willing to cut crony deals. Their goal would not be to take down Western Civilization but grab as big a chunk of it for themselves as they could get. Not an ideal situation but much better than Warren. Also, there is a tiny plus with Harris; her father was a Stanford economics professor. Nothing much stands out about his career but I have heard Harris speak often enough to detect that she goes slightly off the Left path when it comes to free trade and some basic economics. I credit this to a slight daddy influence.
As for Trump, it should be clear to all that he has no deep guiding principles and could by accident bring the entire country crashing down, as he has nearly done with the COVID-19 lockdowns that he has let get out of control. A much more astute politician would have known how to shut down the state and local government lockdown nonsense. Trump is a capable street hustler, and I think he picks things up fairly quickly, but he is up against the establishment and the Deep State that is throwing everything at him non-stop; and he is just horrible at picking advisers.
That said, the Left would go absolutely crazy with a Trump re-election, but I think they have converted pretty much everyone they are going to convert during the first four years of Trump and just may put on display, in another four years of Trump, just how nuts they really are. Which might scare the middle class if Trump can avoid looking like a thug.
More important than the presidential election may be the outcome of the Senate races. If Biden wins the presidency and Republicans lose control of the Senate, that will provide Democrats with an open field to loot and pillage.
I would much rather see two different criminal groups vying for lucre rather than one group in complete control. Two groups will counter each other a bit.
So there are no good outcomes, but a Biden victory with Warren as VP and a Democrat Senate would be the worst.
The astute politico, former San Francisco Mayor Willie Brown, writes in his San Francisco Chronicle column:
Those of you who think President Trump is politically dead and buried, think again. By my reckoning, Trump still has a 50-50 shot at winning re-election come November.
Democrats are gleefully quoting a recent Quinnipiac University national poll that showed Joe Biden with a 15-point lead over Trump. An NBC News-Wall Street Journal poll had Biden with an 11-point lead.
Given Trump’s missteps and mistakes on everything from his handling the coronavirus pandemic to his racially charged rhetoric, however, Biden should be ahead by much more.
Plus, as we know, there is often a disparity between what people tell pollsters and what they do when they actually fill out their ballots.
So knock Biden’s lead in the polls down by half.
Trump’s base is still firm. They voted for him in 2016 when he leaned hard on race, crime and immigration, and they will vote for him again.
Put it together and it’s still a five- to seven-point race.
In other words, a toss-up.